It's nearly finished. Yay! A few paint touch ups here and there with the shelves in place, then it should be ready to bring upstairs this weekend.
The paint work is ok. I think to obtain a perfect finish; a spray gun would have been invaluable. In hindsight, I probably shouldn't have used such high gloss paint; it tends to show the brush strokes. Despite painting along the grain it was hard to keep a straight and steady hand.
The cutting in with the black paint was the most difficult part but the end result is good. I think what made this job difficult was the large size of the bookshelf. It would have been much easier if this piece was smaller, especially as it was my first furniture painting experience. You live and learn.
One thing for sure is the excellent advice from my fellow bloggers was gold. A big thanks for your assistance, because I really had no idea.
Looking at the above photo, it's hard to remember that it was originally a country pine wall unit. Paint really does transform all things.
I'll show you the photographs of the finished product soon.